After a long silence about the man-who-can-shrink-and-also-communicates-with-ants project, director Edgar Wright has finally has some good news about his forever-in-development Ant Man adaptation. Preview: he's still working on it, and handling it perfectly.
It’s written and [Joe Cornish and I are] doing a second draft of it. It’s going to be less overtly comedic than anything else I’ve ever done. It’s more of a full-on action adventure sci-fi film but with a comedic element – in the same spirit of a lot of escapist fare like that. It’s certainly not a superhero spoof or pastiche and it certainly isn’t a sort of Honey I Shrunk The Kids endeavour at all.
Ah well, it could be Scott Lang, it could be Hank Pym, it could be both – okay it is both, now there’s an exclusive for you.
Words can't describe how excited this makes me (OMFG! comes close, but isn't really a word, and is obnoxious). I can't imagine anyone better to handle an oddly-powered B-list superhero than the man behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. How could this be any better? Maybe if he were also doing a Blue Beetle/Booster Gold action buddy comedy, but that's the only way.
Edgar Wright Talks Ant Man [Empire]